Nut, also known as Nu'nut, is the ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky, stars and cosmos. She was seen as a mother who gave birth to the outer space and together with her husband Geb, god of the ground, they gave birth to the universe. As a goddess of the cosmos, she was more associated with astronomy, astrology, cosmology and for this reason, her energies were used for psychic readings and predictions of the future. Nut is the mother of the most powerful gods and goddess of ancient Egypt, Osiris, Isis, Set and Nephthys. Nut is usually depicted with stars covering her body, particularly her hands and feet, which were seen as the four cardinal points. She was the granddaughter of the great sun god Ra, but also an important mother figure to him in many of the legends. This unique goddess is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon, with her origin being found on the creation story of Heliopolis. She was originally the goddess of the nighttime sky, but eventually became referred to as simply the sky goddess.
Lavish Papyrus Painting of Goddess Nut
Dimensions W x H:
42 x 32 cm